Earnest Prayer

“Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.” Psalm 17:1 (KJV)

Reading the Psalms we can very easily come to the conclusion that David was a man of prayer.  He is also known as “A man after God’s own heart”; and the two go together; for the prophet Amos has written, “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) You are not, neither can you be in agreement with God if you are not a praying individual.

What ever the test was from which David was praying in this Psalm he felt it was an urgent one thus it was an earnest prayer.  David desired that God hear the righteous, the just cry of the one who is praying.  The words “Hear”, “Attend” and “Give ear” all have to do with hearing; so we can tell that the Psalmist is earnest in this prayer.

This prayer also, is not coming from lips of treachery or deceit.  One thing we must remember when we pray is that we cannot deceive God.  It has been tried.  Every time it leads to failure.

Do you have an urgent need today?  Ask God to hear your prayer from a heart heavy with need.  The most urgent need we have is drawing nearer to God.  You can do that by calling on His Son Jesus for salvation.  If you are already His pray faithfully in His name.